Goodwill’s Forklift/OSHA training program is a free five-day course that assists individuals with entry-level employment into the manufacturing, transportation and warehouse industries. The classes at Goodwill, taught by National Safety Council of North Carolina certified instructors, also include an OSHA-10 safety class.

Become Forklift Certified for the Manufacturing, Transportation and Warehouse Industry.

The program provides an overview of OSHA and NIOSH and hands-on instruction in lift truck design, vehicle safety inspection, moving with and without a load, and picking up and stacking a load. Special conditions involving trailers, ramps, elevators, and pedestrian safety are also addressed.

The course utilizes training videos, participant workbooks, and standardized testing for the classroom instruction and a final driving test. Successful class completion results in a three-year renewable NC General Industry Forklift certification and OSHA-10 safety card.

For more information, please call (704) 372-3434 or download a Forklift/OSHA-10 training flyer.


  • Course takes only one week
  • OSHA-10 hour card
  • Delivered by Safety and Health Council of NC certified instructor
  • NC General Industry Forklift certification good for three years


  • Computer Basics
  • Resume Writing


  • Lift truck design
  • Vehicle safety inspection
  • First-hand driving experience
  • Moving, lifting and stacking practice
  • Trailer, ramp, elevator and pedestrian safety
  • Non-operator safety for those who work around lift trucks
  • Training setup and equipment
  • OSHA-10
  • Résumé development
  • Professionalism development
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Presentation skills
  • Networking and career search strategies


Classes run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Orientation Class Begins Class Ends

January 3

January 9 January 13

February 7

February 13 February 17

March 14

March 20 March 24

April 11

April 17 April 21

May 9

May 15 May 19

June 6

June 12 June 16

August 8

August 14 August 18

September 5

September 11 September 15

October 9

October 16 October 20

November 28

December 4 December 8

If registration has passed please check back later by visiting this page &/or call 
(704) 372-3434 to learn about when future classes will be available.